VR passenger train (Photo: Leif Rosnell/VR).

Finland: VR is to use Quintiq software supplied through distributor Ab Ovo for locomotive planning and dispatching.

Poland: PKP Cargo has signed a 1·3bn złoty contract for PKP Energetyka to supply traction energy until December 2016.

PKP IC has selected Kraft to develop apps for tablet computers it plans to procure this year for use by 1 900 on-train staff.

Sweden: Artron is to supply ticket vending machines for eight ÖstgötaTrafiken EMUs.

UK: Nomad Digital is to roll-out free wi-fi on First Great Western’s inter-city and sleeper trains between May and the end of 2014.

Hitachi Rail Europe has appointed Capgemini UK to provide IT support for its future Newton Aycliffe rolling stock plant and maintenance facilities.